Don't know which forum this fits in... I have a young rooster that I have to butcher, but my nephew wants the pelt, feathers and skin and all, to use the feathers to tie fishing flies. He's really quite good, an artist. Anyway, after I skin the bird, what do I do with the pelt? Is it best to just freeze it and ship it frozen? Or is there a way to dry it so that it stops being susceptible to a smelly decomposition, so that timing of the shipment isn't a problem? Thanks for any help you can give me. I'm keeping that pelt on the live bird for safekeeping till I know what to do with it afterwards.